Feasible Pharmacare in the Federation: A Proposal to Break the Gridlock

14 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2015

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Ake Blomqvist

Carleton University; C.D. Howe Institute

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: October 21, 2015

Abstract

An expanded federal role in financing pharmacare would set the stage for wider coverage and greater cooperation in drug pricing, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Feasible Pharmacare in the Federation: A Proposal to Break the Gridlock,” authors Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby propose a politically affordable way forward to start addressing the runaway drug prices paid by Canadians.

Keywords: Health Policy, Social Policy, Pharmacare

JEL Classification: I13; I18

Suggested Citation

Blomqvist, Ake and Busby, Colin, Feasible Pharmacare in the Federation: A Proposal to Break the Gridlock (October 21, 2015). C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 217. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2680308 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2680308

Ake Blomqvist (Contact Author)

Carleton University ( email )

1125 colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

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